Marlborough Tramping Club

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To all planning to climb Tapi, Alarm etc. 

The Mount Gladstone farm track will be closed for walking access for climbers / walkers from 1st October until 31st October  for the period, for ewes lambing in the blocks, along the track. Merinos do not like being disturbed with their young lambs.

Access is via the riverbed, from the carpark at the Hodder Bridge, down the old ford road,  up to the junction at Shin and Hodder rivers, then right to follow the Hodder River to the huts. 

Visitors  are most welcome to join us on our  tramps.   


Important details of what to do and what to take are below the itinerary.

A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 




Sun 1 Bike Ride:  Blenheim and Beyond

BR28  Easy  Tony Hay  579 5515  Details from Tony

Wed 4  Whisky Falls and Coldwater Hut:  Lake Rotoiti

BR24 /  BS24  Easy Sue McKenzie  577 70017am  $20

  Fri 6  Sun 8  Hopeless Hut and Sunset Saddle

  BS24  FE Kerry Millard 578 8836 Details from Kerry

Wed 11 Saddle Hill from Maungatapu Saddle

BQ26 / BQ27 Mod Geoff Butcher  929 3299 7.30am $15 + $5 4WD fee

Sun 15  Mt Baldy via Fosters Clearing  

BQ27 Mod Alyssa Beaty  022 313 7186  7am  $12  

Wed 18 Mt Robertson from Pukaka

  BQ29  Mod+  Alison Scobie 577 8392  8am   $6

 Sat 21 -Mon 22 No tramp: Any offers? (Labour Weekend)  


Wed 25 Blind River to Awatere River 

  BR29 Easy +  Jane Minto   578 7441  8am  $9

 Sat 28 - Mon 30  Hackett Hut  via Lake Chalice (Anniversary weekend)

 BR26 /  BQ 26  Fitness  Essential  Murray Chapman  572 4812 Details from  Murray



Wed 1  Cable Bay Walkway

 BQ26 / BP26  Easy+  Roy Phillips 578 4830  7.30am $20

Sun 5 Blairich Ridge

BR28  Mod  Geoff Butcher  929 3299  7.30am   $10

Wed 8  Captain Creek 

BQ27  Mod  Sue McKenzie  577 7001  7am  $16

Sat 11 -Sun 12  Mt Arthur: Overnight at Salisbury Lodge  

BQ24  Mod +  Helmut Adendorff  579 6498  Details from Helmut

 Wed 15  Vernon Bluffs from Redwood Pass

 BR 29  Easy + George Arnesen  572 8736 8.30am $6

Sat 18 -Sun 19  Mount Stokes: Overnight at Titirangi  shearers quarters

  BP29   Easy+ / Mod  Bill Woollcombe 578 9360  Accommodation: $25  Transport: $25

 Wed 22  Jeannies Knob from Kaka Ridges 

 BR2  Easy +  David Roberts  579 4814 8am  $10

Sun 26  St. Ronanâs Stream: Exploration  

 BS25  Mod  Jane Minto 578 7441  7am $20 + gate fee

  Wed 27 -Thurs 28 - Fri 29  Dun Mountain, Middy  Hut and Rocks Hut  

 BQ26  Mod David Roberts  579 4814Details from David






  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park

  3. To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY 
  4.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  5. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  6. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  7. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  8. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  9. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  10. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  11.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  12.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

                                                                                              (vertical mtrs ascended)                                                     (Hours walking)            

Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
Fitness Essential                                                                                       Heaps!                                                                     Heaps!